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lfslinux 02-10-2002 09:24 PM

LFS-3.2-RC1 released
 
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Mik 02-11-2002 02:32 AM

Is there a ChangeLog for the LFS book? Just quickly scanning through the book I just saw several version updates of several packages. I thought I read somewhere on the mailing list that gawk was going to be used in 3.2 but I still see mawk in the book.
I'm kinda in the middle of doing an LFS from book 3.1 which I really don't want to redo. I'm compiling it for a 486 with only 16MB of ram. It took about 24 hours to compile glibc, and the machine was swapping like crazy. I'd want to redo maybe several packages if there are major updates in the book. I already used kernel 2.4.17 instead of 2.4.16 which was in the 3.1 book.

notsoevil 02-11-2002 07:25 AM

Bollocks!

I'm right in the middle of Chapter 6 of LFS 3.1

Is it worth trying to transition to 3.2 now, start over or upgrade after the whole system is up?

lfslinux 02-11-2002 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Mik
Is there a ChangeLog for the LFS book? Just quickly scanning through the book I just saw several version updates of several packages. I thought I read somewhere on the mailing list that gawk was going to be used in 3.2 but I still see mawk in the book.
I'm kinda in the middle of doing an LFS from book 3.1 which I really don't want to redo. I'm compiling it for a 486 with only 16MB of ram. It took about 24 hours to compile glibc, and the machine was swapping like crazy. I'd want to redo maybe several packages if there are major updates in the book. I already used kernel 2.4.17 instead of 2.4.16 which was in the 3.1 book.

There is a Changelog in Chapter 1. The first top of the changelog entries are the package updates and below it are all the other changes made in the book. Just keep reading until you reach the start of the "LFS-3.1" Changelog entries.

Regarding gawk: it'll go in right after the release of 3.2 . There wasn't enough time on my end to properly test gawk.

Is it worth transitioning to LFS-3.2 from LFS-3.1? I'd say yes it is. Again, it's up to you. Read the Changelog to see what exactly changed and make those chagnes if you want to.

Keep in mind this was just the 3.2-RC1 release. There's going to be an RC2 release before the final 3.2 which may have some more changes if there are glaring bugs found.

notsoevil 02-11-2002 11:07 AM

Oh, I certainly want to transition from 3.1 to 3.2 -- but the question is when.

Now (midway through Ch 6 of 3.1), after, or start from the beginning?

lfslinux 02-11-2002 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by notsoevil
Oh, I certainly want to transition from 3.1 to 3.2 -- but the question is when.

Now (midway through Ch 6 of 3.1), after, or start from the beginning?

Start from chapter 6 with 3.2 There weren't any changes to chapter 5 so you can skip it.

Ehm, you're part way through chapter 6 so some programs are already linked against the old Glibc (2.2.4) so perhaps it's just best to start from chapter 5.

It's not a problem to run programs linked against glibc-2.2.4 with glibc-2.2.5 but you may want to redo it to get that "truly clean feeling".

finegan 02-11-2002 07:07 PM

I like the jump up to Glibc2.2.5 and making the bootscripts (which everyone pretty much uses), part of the regular install instead of a huge section on their own. Offhand, are there any plans to jump ahead a couple of gcc's, or is 2.95 really still the most stable compiler? Oh, and are there any plans for an ext3 option, or is the project pretty married to Reiser?

Cheers,

Finegan

lfslinux 02-11-2002 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by finegan
I like the jump up to Glibc2.2.5 and making the bootscripts (which everyone pretty much uses), part of the regular install instead of a huge section on their own. Offhand, are there any plans to jump ahead a couple of gcc's, or is 2.95 really still the most stable compiler? Oh, and are there any plans for an ext3 option, or is the project pretty married to Reiser?

Cheers,

Finegan

1) jump to gcc-3.0.3 will be made (or whatever the most recent gcc is when we change it). We may be making the change after the release of LFS-3.3

2) we're not married to any file system. Reiser will be removed from the book and moved to a hint, as well as adding an ext3 hint (if anybody writes one) and we're going to stick with ext2 as default (more widely supported on every Linux system, whereas journaling isn't always available).


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